Lewis Grabban is set to miss around six weeks of action as a result of the injury he sustained against Cardiff on Sunday, according to Daniel Taylor of The Athletic.
The striker, who had had a great start to the year, scoring all three of the games prior to the weekend’s loss against Cardiff, and is expected to be out until mid March with an ankle injury.
Grabban, was on the receiving end of a very strong challenge by Cardiff’s Will Vaulk,s and required help to limp off the pitch at The Cardiff City Stadium, leaving Forest with 10 men for the closing stages as Steve Cooper had already used all three subs.
Luckily for Forest, they signed striker Sam Surridge from Stoke on deadline day for a fee rumoured to be around £2million.
#NFFC recruitment has been so much better since the change of direction at the top of the club.
Grabban is a blow – medics think six weeks – and club tried hard to get Josh Bowler at Blackpool. Overall window, though, has been a good one. Analysis from @nottmtails here ⬇️ https://t.co/7jW9Y6fkcw
— Daniel Taylor (@DTathletic) February 1, 2022
Cardiff themselves had been linked with Surridge to replace Keiffer Moore, who joined Bournmouth earlier in the month, but seemed to have shot themselves in the foot by injuring Forest’s Grabban, pushing the Reds to steal Surridge from under their noses.
Forest will however now be out their hero of the last round in this weekend’s FA Cup game against Leicester at The City Ground.
Forest have many other big games Grabban is set to miss as they fight for promotion to the Premier League, but with mid-March stamped as his target return date, fans of the Reds will be hoping to have him back in some capacity for tough games against QPR on March 15 and Fulham on 19 March.